The Brajkovich Family, owners of Kumeu River Wines, are focused on and internationally recognised as producing world class Chardonnay.
Kumeu River encompasses 30 hectares of vineyards, which are predominantly clay soils overlying sandstone. These soils retain sufficient water at depth, even during the summer months, to ensure the vine roots continue to hydrate the vine without excessive vigour. The vineyard doesn’t require irrigation, a factor that is critical to the quality of Kumeu River’s wines. All of the grapes are harvested by hand, and whole-bunch pressed to extract the juice.
Michael Brajkovich, MW